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"Fight with Conor McGregor now 'likely to happen', admits Floyd Mayweather

Although Mayweather has retired, talks of a bout with UFC champion McGregor have persisted - largely due to the amount of money such a spectacle would generate


Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's cross-sport showdown looks closer to being made after the two men talked up the prospect.

Five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather - who turns 40 next month - signed off his professional career in September 2015, retiring with a 49-0 record.

But talks of a bout with UFC champion McGregor have persisted - largely due to the amount of money such a spectacle would generate.

And despite several reservations from pundits about the legitimacy of such a fight, the two want it to happen.

"Most likely the fight between me and Conor McGregor will happen," Mayweather told Sky Sports 1.

"That's the only fight that will get me back in the ring. He's going to do a job on his side and we are going to do a job on my side and hopefully all the fans in the UK come over and support me.

"I don't know (when it will be), I need to communicate with my team, the fight hasn't been made yet, but it is all about entertainment so hopefully we can make it happen."

While Mayweather was talking at ringside during Carl Frampton's fight in Las Vegas, McGregor was holding a Q&A session with fans in Manchester.

"I believe this is the first billion fight. I think it will happen at the end of this year or the start of next year," he was reported as saying at the event.

McGregor has been linked with a switch to wrestling, too, but is currently taking time off as he prepares for the birth of his first child.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/boxing/floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight-a7551646.html

1/30/2017 11:30:04 AM

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I'd watch, but Mayweather would dominate and toy with him as much as he wanted

1/30/2017 12:14:43 PM

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So this would be a boxing match? Mayweather will kill McGregor.

1/30/2017 12:43:45 PM

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I would assume Conner is of the delusion his one punch power would translate to boxing

1/30/2017 12:54:35 PM

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I believe Conor doesnt give a shit if he loses and is only looking for a big paycheck

[Edited on January 30, 2017 at 1:52 PM. Reason : asdf]

1/30/2017 1:51:53 PM

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"So this would be a boxing match? Mayweather will kill McGregor."


Yes. And I'm far from a boxing expert, but isn't Mayweather's thing avoiding getting killed by his opponent, versus him actually killing his opponent?

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"I believe Conor doesnt give a shit if he loses and is only looking for a big paycheck"


same here

1/30/2017 2:21:16 PM

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"Yes. And I'm far from a boxing expert, but isn't Mayweather's thing avoiding getting killed by his opponent, versus him actually killing his opponent?"


against world-class boxers who have world-class trainers in one discipline, yeah

that doesn't mean that isn't able to "kill" his opponent, though

he'd dance circles around McGregor and know exactly when to attack before McGregor knew what hit him

1/30/2017 2:44:48 PM

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I really haven't followed this saga closely, but no way a straight-up boxing match is agreed to, right? I would assume some type of MMA/boxing hybrid fight with something like 8oz gloves and maybe kicks but no takedowns? Have any details like this ever been released?

1/30/2017 3:44:54 PM

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My understanding is boxing, period.

Can't imagine Mayweather would agree to anything that isn't just boxing.

1/30/2017 3:49:55 PM

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Of course Mayweather isn't gonna agree to something other than boxing. And he holds all of the cards. McGregor is a nobody compared to Mayweather.

1/30/2017 4:00:18 PM

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I could see watching this with a group of people just for the freakshow aspect, but no way I'd pay money to see this fight if it's a straight-up boxing match. As previously stated by others here, Mayweather would destroy him in a boxing match. Plus, Mayweather fights just aren't that exciting and I doubt that changes just bc he's fighting an MMA guy.

1/30/2017 4:02:55 PM

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Mayweather is smart as hell. He's not gonna do anything besides a boxing match.

1/30/2017 7:50:52 PM

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Boxing match? This is going to be a slaughter. A long, boring, slaughter, like all of Mayweather's matches are.

1/30/2017 8:28:22 PM

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shit aint gonna happen.

1/30/2017 9:31:58 PM

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It will probably happen and yes this is all about them both getting a big pay day nothing more. You don't magically become anywhere close to the level of a Mayweather when it comes to boxing in a few years let alone a few months. The good news is Mayweather isnt a knockout guy so this wont be over in 30 seconds or less.

1/31/2017 8:07:15 AM

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lol

1/31/2017 9:48:57 AM

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^^ which I think is why mcgregor thinks he has some semblance of a chance. Mcgregor won't be fazed by jabs for 10 rounds. Or shouldn't be atleast. Mcgregor is probably hoping to just eat points all fight and try and knock mayweather out. Nothing about mayweathers fights scream "slaughter" in thenfighting sense just in the points sense. And McGee couldn't give 3 shits about points.

1/31/2017 10:19:33 AM

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it will probably happen when McGregor is old and past his prime and fights on an injury that we don't find out about until after the fact

jokes aside, if this does happen Mayweather will win easily. in 49 professional fights, has it not occurred to McGregor that somebody has probably already thought of / tried the whole eat points and go for the KO strategy? Mayweather isn't great because he's a power boxer, he's great because of his defense.

1/31/2017 10:31:19 AM

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oh I think he's gonna get smoked as well but, what about Collin Mcgregor makes you think he has the hubris to think another fighter tried the same thing he does?

What about him says he has the hubris to assume there's boxers out there better than him ?

and as was already said. he prob just wants to make a billion dollars and doesn't give a shit

1/31/2017 11:22:04 AM

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Neither of them care. They'll talk a bunch of trash and everyone will forget about how boring Mayweather fights are and that McGregor isn't a boxer and buy it up. They'll dance around the ring for 30 minutes, Mayweather will win by points, both take home tons of money, then everyone will complain about how boring the fight was and wonder why they paid for it.

1/31/2017 11:53:22 AM

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^ most likely scenario

1/31/2017 12:15:44 PM

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"I believe Conor doesnt give a shit if he loses and is only looking for a big paycheck"


He's not stupid. He knows Floyd "Point Boxer" Mayweather is going to do what he does.

1/31/2017 12:48:27 PM

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"What about him says he has the hubris to assume there's boxers out there better than him ?"


have you ever heard him speak before?

and it's Conor, btw

[Edited on January 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Reason : .]

1/31/2017 1:00:35 PM

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^

1/31/2017 1:05:31 PM

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I was trying to be sarcastic ... difficult on the internet apparently . Mcgregor is one of the most arrogant, narcissistic humans on the planet who almost assuredly believes he has more punching power than anyone mayweather has faced.

and I couldnt give 3 fucks how he spells his first name. my god you're a cunt.

1/31/2017 1:26:02 PM

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you didn't misspell his name...

1/31/2017 1:32:33 PM

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"Neither of them care. They'll talk a bunch of trash and everyone will forget about how boring Mayweather fights are and that McGregor isn't a boxer and buy it up. They'll dance around the ring for 30 minutes, Mayweather will win by points, both take home tons of money, then everyone will complain about how boring the fight was and wonder why they paid for it."


lol yup

1/31/2017 4:06:51 PM

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This fight could not be less interesting.

I'm not sure why people pay for Mayweather fights anyway, I can't stand watching them they bore the shit out of me.

And this would be the worst one yet

1/31/2017 6:03:57 PM

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"This fight could not be less interesting.

I'm not sure why people pay for Mayweather fights anyway, I can't stand watching them they bore the shit out of me.

And this would be the worst one yet"


Because he has managed to stay undefeated. Here at the end everyone wants to tune in because they have just a little bit of hope that he might end up laying on the mat in the ring and waking up not knowing where he is. That isn't going to happen though.

1/31/2017 7:28:08 PM

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https://sports.yahoo.com/floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight-finalized-aug-26-205101486.html

so this shit is happening. I'm going ahead and call the fight to be bs dancing around for 12 rounds with floyd winning. Worst then #maypac fight.

6/14/2017 8:15:00 PM

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Hmm... Who will win this fight, the guy with zero boxing experience or one of the greatest boxers in history? I HAVE NO IDEA.

6/14/2017 9:39:56 PM

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If this fight goes longer than 5 rounds, it's because Mayweather wants it to.

no amount of hype will convince me otherwise.

6/14/2017 10:47:46 PM

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^ I think all but one of his fights have gone more than 5 rounds since 1998. Hype has nothing to do with it, his fights are all long and boring. That is his style, and the opponent seems to be irrelevant for it to be that type of fight. If it goes longer than 5 rounds that is because all his fights go longer than 5 rounds.

6/14/2017 11:00:29 PM

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If McGregor goes on the offensive at all, he is toast.
McGregor is 28 while Mayweather is 40, but I don't think the age difference will matter.

6/14/2017 11:32:56 PM

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This is seriously going to do irreparable harm to boxing. I'm not sure Conor could even be remotely competitive on points against any top 25 boxer.

Dumb fight. Cant believe people will spend $100 on this garbage

6/15/2017 12:03:17 AM

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"If it goes longer than 5 rounds that is because all his fights go longer than 5 rounds."


against the greatest boxers in the world

there is zero reason to put McGregor in that group, meaning Mayweather's history against other professionals has no bearing for what will happen in this fight

6/15/2017 12:47:23 AM

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"I think all but one of his fights have gone more than 5 rounds since 1998"


All of his fights since 1998 have been against actual, real boxers.

6/15/2017 7:17:59 AM

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"there is zero reason to put McGregor in that group, meaning Mayweather's history against other professionals has no bearing for what will happen in this fight"


The opposite argument being : While he doesn't have professional boxing experience, he does have ample experience getting hit in the face much harder than Mayweather's opponents do. There's no real reason to assume Mayweather is going to knock out McGregor.

I'm not convinced I agree with that tho. Mayweather should shit all over McGregor regardless.

6/15/2017 7:38:41 AM

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Not everyone he has fought has been a great boxer over the past 20 years. Boxing isn't that deep there have been a few guys that were just bodies in a sport needing bodies. He doesn't knock people out. He's a technical point accumulator. He will point McGregor to death just like every other fight in the last 20 years. Just because McGregor isn't a boxer doesn't mean he will get knocked out. They will circle and put on a boring fight just like all of his fights are. That has nothing to do with Conor and all to do with simply how Floyd fights and if there was ever a fight to not change that style it's this one since he can pretty much only lose by getting caught with a single punch.

6/15/2017 7:39:40 AM

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"Boxing isn't that deep there have been a few guys that were just bodies in a sport needing bodies."


To an extent. But those bodies are still VASTLY superiority to an average person and still multiple steps above other "fighters" as far as purely the sport of boxing. Those bodies would are still much better technicians than McGregor they just might have a glass jaw.

It's like when people say Bama could beat the Browns, when in reality the gap between even the worst NFL teams is so vast, the Browns would dumpster them after the first few series, if not before.

6/15/2017 7:47:54 AM

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"his fights are all long and boring"

6/15/2017 8:02:13 AM

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^^ but Bama would last 4 quarters they would just get blown out.

6/15/2017 8:15:19 AM

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No one gave Rocky Balboa a chance against Apollo Creed in their first fight either!

That being said, it's a huge payday, nothing more. Fight won't last long. Conor's only chance is to go on offense and hope to land a good punch or two and knock Floyd out. 0% chance he can win on points.

6/15/2017 8:55:15 AM

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"It's like when people say Bama could beat the Browns, when in reality the gap between even the worst NFL teams is so vast, the Browns would dumpster them after the first few series, if not before."


Nah, they at least play the same sport. It's more like expecting Bryce Harper to have a chance against LeBron James one on one. I mean they both play sports with balls, it'll be close!

6/15/2017 8:56:46 AM

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I feel like I'm going to hear something about this every single day until the fight happens. As such, I would like to do a Cartman-esque Wii freezing/thawing so that I can wake up after this garbage is in the past.

6/15/2017 9:01:20 AM

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So true. Baseball is to basketball exactly as boxing is to MMA. Perfect analogy.

Connor is trained to take a punch and Mayweather has knocked out nobody in his last like 20 fights. Why at 40 is he all the sudden going to have the punching power to end this early? It will be a long boring fight that he points him to death. It's not Connors ability to box but ability to take a punch. I just don't get how people think it's over early unless you think Floyd changes his style he has used his entire career which makes no sense and opens him up to being beat the only Way Connor can with a lucky punch. He will circle and jab and everyone will complain it was boring.

6/15/2017 10:30:44 AM

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I'm not saying Mayweather is going to change his style. I'm saying McGregor has no chance in hell to win. I think the chances of McGregor getting disqualified are much higher than the chances that Mayweather won't win every single round handily.

I was using baseball and basketball because it's a better comparison than using alabama football and the cleveland browns - two teams who play the same sport. boxing and mma are not the same sport. i guess i could have used ice hockey and figure skating, i mean they're basically the same you skate around on ice!

basically this fight is a joke, but dumb meatheads will bet on McGregor because MMA IS AWESOME so everyone will make shit tons of money.

6/15/2017 10:43:31 AM

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You always just change the discussion. Nobody said he would win. The comment was it wouldn't last 5 rounds.

6/15/2017 10:49:43 AM

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"Connor is trained to take a punch and Mayweather has knocked out nobody in his last like 20 fights. Why at 40 is he all the sudden going to have the punching power to end this early? It will be a long boring fight that he points him to death. It's not Connors ability to box but ability to take a punch. I just don't get how people think it's over early unless you think Floyd changes his style he has used his entire career which makes no sense and opens him up to being beat the only Way Connor can with a lucky punch. He will circle and jab and everyone will complain it was boring."


That's where I'm at

6/15/2017 10:55:50 AM

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"This is seriously going to do irreparable harm to boxing."


A boxer dominating an MMA guy is bad for boxing?

6/15/2017 11:12:03 AM

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